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2018/02/26 | Richard McGregor

Is Xi Following in Mao's Footsteps?

With the removal of presidential term limits, Chinese politics may be going back to the era of strongman rule.

2018/02/18 | Sam Swash

REVIEW: 'The Authoritarian Public Sphere' Ponders the Resilience of Dictatorships

In this book, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the efforts of three of Asia’s longest standing authoritarian regimes to legitimize and maintain their rule.

2018/02/06 | Simon Chadwick

Can China Learn to Dominate the Winter Olympics?

China is already preparing for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, but first the country must learn to ski.

2017/02/11 | Hera Diani

Islamic Populism Won’t Reign in Indonesia: Scholar

Failure to create a cross-class alliance is why Islamic populism may fail in Indonesia.

2017/02/01 | Keith Menconi

FEATURE: Vietnamese turn to Podcast to Break Mainstream Narrative

Meet the citizen journalists reshaping how the world and Vietnamese themselves see Vietnam.

2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2016/08/18 | J. Michael Cole

INTERVIEW: A Conversation With NED President Carl Gershman

‘Accountability means elections, an independent media that can watch over, a judiciary, and an active, mobilized civil society, which is what you had with the Sunflower Movement. That’s the price of democracy. That’s what makes democracy work.’